Glenfield Wildlife Meadow

    Getting There

    There is a small pull-in by the access gate on the A50. Easier parking is had alongside the Millennium Green site on the opposite side of the A50. A pedestrian crossing allows safe access across the A50.

    Managed By
    Glenfield Parish Council
    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 121


    This large field is managed mainly as a wildflower meadow, with an annual mow and the removal of the cuttings as is good practice. A number of tree/scrub areas have been planted, including and a few non-native species, to diversify the habitat and provide additional interest. A scrape in the north-east corner provides a damper habitat, though it doesn't hold water all year round. Just outside the entrance gate and alongside the A50 is an urban drainage pond that also provides interesting wetland habitat.


    This page is being kindly supported by Tesco, Glenfield.

    Latest records

    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    Roesel's Bush-cricketMetrioptera roeselii16/06/2019Clive Pearson
    Roesel's Bush-cricketMetrioptera roeselii31/05/2019David Nicholls
    Common ToadBufo bufo31/05/2019David Nicholls
    Burnet CompanionEuclidia glyphica31/05/2019David Nicholls
    Common Spotted-orchidDactylorhiza fuchsii31/05/2019David Nicholls
    Empis tessellata31/05/2019David Nicholls
    Common Blue butterflyPolyommatus icarus31/05/2019David Nicholls
    Swan-feather DwarfElachista argentella31/05/2019David Nicholls
    Small Yellow UnderwingPanemeria tenebrata31/05/2019David Nicholls
    Psylla alni31/05/2019David Nicholls
    KestrelFalco tinnunculus19/03/2019David Nicholls
    Bishop's Mitre ShieldbugAelia acuminata13/09/2018sue
    Green Leaf-hopperCicadella viridis13/09/2018sue
    Common FroghopperPhilaenus spumarius13/09/2018sue
    Liocoris tripustulatus13/09/2018sue

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    MothsSix-Spot BurnetZygaena filipendulae04/07/2018
    WildflowersCommon Dog-violetViola riviniana18/05/2017
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersGuelder RoseViburnum opulus13/07/2018
    WildflowersGermander SpeedwellVeronica chamaedrys21/06/2017
    WildflowersCommon NettleUrtica dioica14/07/2018
    Flies, Gnats and MidgesThistle Gall FlyUrophora cardui30/07/2018
    MothsCinnabarTyria jacobaeae14/07/2018
    WildflowersColt's-footTussilago farfara11/10/2016
    WildflowersGoat's-beardTragopogon pratensis14/07/2018
    ButterfliesSmall SkipperThymelicus sylvestris14/07/2018
    WildflowersDandelion agg.Taraxacum officinale agg.14/07/2018
    FungiAlder TongueTaphrina alni23/08/2018
    MammalsMoleTalpa europaea06/07/2018
    WildflowersDevil's-bit ScabiousSuccisa pratensis30/07/2018
    MothsGreenish Thorn PigmyStigmella hybnerella13/09/2018
    WildflowersMarsh WoundwortStachys palustris30/07/2018
    HoverfliesLong HoverflySphaerophoria scripta13/09/2018
    WildflowersPrickly Sow-thistleSonchus asper14/07/2018
    WildflowersHedge MustardSisymbrium officinale14/07/2018
    WildflowersRed CampionSilene dioica21/06/2017
    WildflowersCommon RagwortSenecio jacobaea04/07/2018
    WildflowersGreat BurnetSanguisorba officinalis14/07/2018
    WildflowersBroad-leaved DockRumex obtusifolius14/07/2018
    WildflowersCurled DockRumex crispus14/07/2018
    WildflowersCommon SorrelRumex acetosa13/10/2016
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersBramble agg.Rubus fruticosus agg.14/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersDog-roseRosa canina14/07/2018
    WildflowersYellow-rattleRhinanthus minor21/06/2017
    WildflowersMeadow ButtercupRanunculus acris14/07/2018
    Trees, Shrubs & ClimbersPedunculate OakQuercus robur13/07/2018